Musculoskeletal Ultrasound PG (10165.1)
|Available teaching periods
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Health
|Discipline Of Medical Radiation
|Post Graduate Level
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Undertake ultrasound examinations of the anatomical regions covered in this unit in a safe and ethical manner, providing due care for the patient;
2. Present sonographic images demonstrating a logical and methodical approach to scanning and communicate findings clearly and accurately;
3. Recognise a range of normal and abnormal image appearances of the areas listed in the syllabus and explain the contributing role and nature of pathologic and developmental processes;
4. Explain the significance of clinical tests and complementary modalities relevant to topics within the syllabus;
5. Obtain an advanced beginner practitioner level of competence in shoulder ultrasound examinations as assessed by a UC approved Accredited Medical Sonographer; and
6. Critically evaluate their own professional practice.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
CorequisitesEnrolment in Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound.
Assumed knowledgeUltrasound physical principles and scanning skills that would be gained from the successful completion of the units 10159 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation and 10160 Introduction to Ultrasound.
Students must have a clinical sonography training position or have access to a clinical sonography training site.
|Teaching start date
|29 July 2024
|Mr Peter Preston
Jacobson, J. (2018). Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
- All patient details
- All sonographers, radiologists, staff members, and referring doctor details, and
- All details from your placement department
Must be removed from your submission. Failure to maintain confidentiality in assessment items will result in a zero mark being awarded.
Special assessment requirements
All assessment items must be attempted. Students must obtain an aggregate result from the numerically marked assessment items of greater or equal to 50% to pass this unit. In addition, students must also obtain a level of a least ‘advanced beginner' in the Clinical Skills Assessment.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Correct and consistent referencing is an important component of producing professional and credible academic work. Marks will be deducted for inadequate referencing.
Referencing should be in accordance with the APA Style Guidelines (American Psychology Association). Information to support APA style referencing is available on the UC library website at http://canberra.libguides.com/c.php?g=599301&p=4148716.
Students must obtain an aggregate result from the numerically marked assessment items of greater or equal to 50% to pass this subject. In addition, students must also obtain a level of a least ‘advanced beginner' in the Supervisor's Clinical Skills Assessment in performing a shoulder ultrasound.
Students must have a concurrent clinical placement or training position to complete this unit.
Students also require a minimum of 40 hours of supervised scanning experience. This will be assessed as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory as part of the Clinical Skills Assessment as per your registered supervisor.
This is a hurdle requirement as the scheduled laboratories provide clinical skill development required to complete the clinical skills assessment and meet the learning outcomes of this unit.
Required IT skills
This unit involves online meetings in real-time using the Blackboard Collaborate tool, found under the "Virtual Room" tab on the UCLearn site. Blackboard Collaborate provides a virtual classroom or meeting room where you can communicate in real-time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, please visit the LearnOnline Student Help and click on the link to Blackboard Collaborate.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit is offered in conjunction with supervised clinical practice and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in this section. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Client/patient confidentiality must always be maintained including for assessment items such as case studies. Failure to maintain confidentiality in assessment items will result in a zero mark being awarded.
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